Hills pond in Menotomy Rocks Park will be chemically treated with a USEPA/MA registered aquatic herbicides/algaecides on Tuesday, May 29th to control non-native growth of curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus). Hills Pond will be closed to all water uses, (including, swimming, fishing and boating) on the day of treatment. These uses may resume on Friday morning, May 30th. Use of the pond water for irrigation (watering lawns, gardens or plants of any kind) is prohibited for 3 days post treatment. Use of the pond water for drinking and watering livestock (i.e.; cattle, horses, etc.) is also prohibited for 3 days following the day of treatment. Printed posters warning of these temporary water use restrictions, will be posted around the lake shoreline in advance of treatment. This work at Hills Pond is being performed for The Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park, pursuant to a License to Apply Chemicals from MA DEP (#12046) and an Order of Conditions (#91-152) permit from the Arlington Conservation Commission. The work is being performed by the state licensed firm, Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., of Sutton.
May 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
location: Council ring
Topics: accomplishments last year, plans for coming year, vote on new board member.
Regrettably, the paths and field will be too slippery, so Spooky Walk 2011 has been canceled.
See you next year, and have a great Halloween everyone!
Snow for Spooky Walk? Unheard of! But, sadly, it may be true.
Spooky Walk has been officially postponed, it will be held Sunday, October 30, at 6PM. That gives you an extra day to get the costumes together.
See you there.
Because of the downpours we’re having now, Shakespeare in the Park, scheduled for this afternoon at Robbins Farm, has been moved indoors to Arlington Center for the Arts. Measure for Measure will be performed in the ACA Theater @ 5:00 pm. Seating is limited – first come, first served. Address is 41 Foster Street in East Arlington, for more information visit www.acarts.org.
Thursday, July 14th, 6:30pm
Join Lolly Bennett and Ellen Reed, both teacher/naturalists, for a walk to explore the habitats of Menotomy Rocks Park. The walk is geared toward families with children aged 4-7. We will explore animal life in the park and search for signs of animals that make their homes there.
The walk is free, but a donation of $10 or greater to the Arlington Friends of Parks Fund (c/o Arlington Recreation Office 422 Summer St., Arlington, MA 02476) would be appreciated. Space is limited – please register by July 10th to reserve a spot. To register, send names, ages of children, and a phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday May 30th, the New England Orienteering Club will host an orienteering event at Menotomy Rocks Park. Orienteering is a map navigation activity, and a great way to get out and enjoy the park. All are welcome: families, beginner, young and old. Instruction will be provided upon request. For more information, see www.neoc.org.
Volunteers needed to maintain the front garden at the Jason Street entrance of the park.
Tasks include weeding, fixing rock border, and planting native plants.
If you would like to help, please contact the FoMRP Stewardship Committee at 781-646-5882